Horses on average can run at approximately 30 miles per hour. It must be noted that there are several factors that can affect the running, or galloping speed of a horse. These include the size of the horse, its body stru... More »

A horse can maintain a full-speed gallop for a few miles. Two to 3 miles is about the maximum distance for which even a well-conditioned horse can maintain a top speed. Horses can, however, cover very long distances at s... More »

The average horse can run at about 30 miles per hour. Horses that are bred to run long distances have been recorded to run up to 40 miles per hour. Quarter horses bred for racing short distances have been reported to run... More »

Horses have been clocked galloping over short distances at up to 55 miles per hour. As of 2014, the record speed of a race horse over two furlongs is 45 mph, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. More »

It takes a horse and carriage an average of 8 to 12 hours to travel 50 miles. At that rate, a horse and carriage can cover 100 to 150 miles in 24 hours, including stops to rest and eat. More »

A horse pulling a carriage while walking can go 3 to 4 miles per hour. The path they take may also affect the speed of the horse. More »

Thoroughbreds can sustain a speed of 40 miles per hour during races. Although they are very swift, the quarter horse breed is actually substantially faster, with a maximum speed of nearly 55 miles per hour. More »